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2 Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose profess perpetual vows

August 28, 2015

The Motherhouse Chapel of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose overflowed with sisters, guests and family members from California, Texas, Illinois, Canada and Vietnam for the profession of perpetual vows by Sister Mary Yun, OP and Sister Mary-Han Nguyen, OP on the feast of St. Dominic Aug. 8. Sister Gloria Marie Jones, OP, congregational prioress witnessed the rite.

Oakland Bishop Michael Barber, SJ, was principal celebrant and homilist. Divine Word Father Carl Seewald, the sisters’ chaplain, was among the concelebrants.

Sister Mary-Han was born in Vietnam, and entered the U.S. at age 16. Her parents and siblings live in Houston. Her sister, Sister Theresa Trang Nguyen is a Sister of the Lovers of the Holy Cross. Sister Mary-Han holds a graduate degree in pastoral ministry from Santa Clara University and currently serves as a parish faith formation director in Southern California.

Sister Mary Yun was born in Korea and entered the U.S. at age 12. Her mother and most of her family reside in southern California. Sister Mary holds a master of social work degree from UCLA and serves as a licensed clinical social worker.

“The Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose feel blessed to embrace these women in their congregation and pray God’s blessings upon them and all they will serve in ministry,” the sisters said in a statement.

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